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Mar 13, 2011 6:00am EDT
we have the technology that permits us to detect the very large majority -- i estimate 90% -- of the people trying to cross illegally into the united states in that sector. what that means, mr. chairman, is that when we say 58,000 as opposed to 560,000 people arrested last year and six -- in san diego, i can tell you that my friends and neighbors in san diego will tell you that this order is not out of control. san diego is one of the safest 10 cities in the united states and there are three other border cities among the safest in the united states. . in respect to the capacities that you are developing and secondly some of the budget implications of those efforts. prior to the attempted air cargo bombing plot out of yemen last fall, cbp was receiving international air cargo manifests four hours before cargo arrival in the united states. that is after the plane was air borne. in response to the october 29, 2010 mailing, the national targeting center has been working with air carriers so they can analyze cargo manifests before flights take off. in december, cbp began piloti
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 7:00pm EDT
the transportation security administration's risk base driven approach to aviation security and specifically the use of advanced imaging technology. as a chief technology officer, i will focus on the aspects and lee will discuss the human aspect. bere going into detail, the technology is vital to the nation's ability to keep travelers safe in the 9/11 world. we face a determined enemy bent on our way of life. they arrested a man planning an attack on the dc subway system and a young saw disrespectful frankly -- saudi man was arrested. whether it was a failed attack in 2009, the plot in october, or the intelligence plots we see every day, al-qaeda and intelligence groups continue to target our system. we have to detect today's threat, not yesterday's. we have a able system that works in several measures. one aspect of the check point is what we're hear to discuss today. mr. chairman, well hidden devices are among the gravest threat to security. while there's no sell veer bullet, this gives us the best opportunity to detect the threats. we piloted the technology in early 2007 knowing of these threats
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2011 10:38pm EST
existing law, and to use whatever administrative tools they have their disposal that did not require congress to pass official legislation. at some point, we will pass additional legislation, hopefully in a positive direction. if they do the job that they can do now, and they are proposing to do, it will move us forward. it is only going to be two years. >> i think we have time for one more question. i should go to that side. >> wait for the microphone. >> you said in your speech? you were finding that the industry was much more on board into a dozen 9 with some kind of a positive vote -- 2009 was some kind of a positive vote. where is the balance? where are you saying you support from industries or regulation? >> i mentioned the coalition that we have behind legislation. that was an impressive coalition. it would be addressed eventually ended the to have some rules of the road. the two industries that come to mind, one is: the other is oil. -- coal and the other is oil. i am reminded of the situation we had been we were reviewing the acid rain problem. we were so. to get legislation
CSPAN
Mar 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
's decision in libya and what role the u.s. has welcome to "washington journal" this friday, march 25. in "the baltimore sun," -- nato to take the lead. what do you think about the nato and u.s. role in libya? the numbers to call -- send us your tweets and we will read them. coverage of the nato-u.s. relationship in libya. allied forces hit a libyan jet that ventured into the air. taking a look at "the washington post" coverage. they are starting out with "obama pressed for clarity over libya." coming from both parties in congress, as well as others, to get some sense of where the u.s. is going with this. let's get to the phones and hear what you think. lydia in maryland. democrats' line. caller: i think it is great he is turning over command of the no-fly zone to nato. he said the united states would not be in the lead and it is about time it takes responsibility. more of the gulf states are contributing airplanes to the no-fly zone. i saw last night that night thatqatar, united arab emirates, contributing planes to the no- fly zone. that is great. they can do that. since the united states do
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 12:08am EST
proportions that is before us. so what we would like to do a this point is take a few minutes in order to unpack some of the issues we are dealing with, perhaps to benefit from jim woolsey's expertise and think about how we can go back to our communities and mobilize their attention in their energies to have a real impact, and also, to call upon david saperstein and your thoughts so that we can deal with the issue is. there are those that we are better able to address that we all want to work towards, so let's open up for questions, please. comments from the floor. yes, hi, thank you. >> mike stern from san antonio. i did not hear any mention of biodiesel. i have heard roughly one-third of the transportation sector is diesel, and you can actually substitute biodiesel for conventional diesel boat, i think, with minimal and perhaps no retrofitting, so why is this not more on the table? it looks like there is a lot of potential there? >> there is a lot of potential, especially in a lot of plants that, along, especially things that grow in desert and do not grow on other types of land. bas
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2011 10:00am EDT
and the impact on the u.s. speakers include former as administration official, from the american enterprise institute. and later today, president obama will address the nation on libya, scheduled for 7:30 eastern. we will have live on c-span along with your phone calls. >> tonight, perspectives on the proposed deal between at&t and t-mobile. an antitrust attorney as long whipand the impact on the wireless industry, what the deal faces in the justice department and the potential impact on consumers. ""the communicators" on c-span 2. the c-span networks provide coverage of politics, nonfiction books, american history. all available on television radio, online, and on social media networking sites. content any time through the c- span video library. we have the digital bus local content vehicle bringing resources to your community. it is washington your way, the c-span networks now available in more than 100 million homes. created by cable provided as a public service. >> apportioned from the annual women in the world summit. you'll hear from tina brown editor and chief of newsweek and the da
CSPAN
Mar 3, 2011 8:00pm EST
education, research. and now toave the republican leader come and tell us we've got to accept that, that's the future of america. no, it's not. time and again when we sit down to deal with the budget challenges, whether it's in the deficit commission, which i was honest servicessered to serve on -- which i was honored to serve on, or whether it's in past negotiations, we open this table up to all federal spending, not just to 14%, that tiny slice of a pie. senator mcconnell c remembe remember, and i can too, under president herbert walker bush and under president clinton, we put on the table these tax breaks for some of these oil companies and corporations and said, is it really worth america's future for us to give them a tax break or to use the money to reduce the deficit? that's an honest question. mandatory spending. all of these things need to be brought to the table for conversation. but that's not the position of the republicans. they would rather see us shut down the government than to open this conversation to the entire federal budget. they would rather see us shut down t
CSPAN
Mar 20, 2011 7:00am EDT
is in recess. we are going to focus on the story from libya. and your calls and reaction as u.s. and allies strike those targets. 202-737-0002, our line for democrats. 202-737-0001 for republicans. for independence, the number to call is 202-628-0205. here are some of the headlines from domestic newspapers beginning with "new york post." "take that gaddafi." "strike one." an air assault, no ground troops, but tomahawk missiles continue to strike those targets. some other headlines beginning with the chicago tribune. u.s. allies are attacking libya. most of it right along the coast. you can see along the mediterranean sea. l.a. times -- attacks on libya. you can see from the u.s. and navy destroyers. operation "odyssey dawn" was the name of the operation. from the "richmond times- dispatch", the u.s. striking libyan forces. and from the "miami herald", libya under fire. you can join the conversation online at twitter.com/cspanwj. caller: good morning. i would like to know what the heck is going on. here we are and another freakin' war. congress is on vacation. who is minding the store? i'm a
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 8:00pm EDT
chertoff. it is an honor for us to have you with us today. we are grateful to be joined today by members of congress. i wish to thank the aspen institute for bringing us together today, and in particular to walter isaacson. it is an honor to be able to welcome the members of the aspen institute community here to a georgetown barracks -- to georgetown. i would also like to thank students at the georgetown university lecture fund for helping the staff this event. i wish to welcome andrea mitchell, the lottery -- the moderator of today house conversation. this gives us an opportunity to reflect on the changes of our world since 2001, and the ways in which the united states government has responded. later this year we will observe the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the world trade center and the pentagon. in response to these attacks, congress created the department of homeland security to be led by the secretary, a member of the president's cabinet. the creation of the department united 22 agencies across they say the branch, making it a lot but -- the largest reorganization o
CSPAN
Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
granted in clause 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of the u.s. house of representatives, the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate on march 30, 2011, at 9:32 a.m., that the senate passed without amendment h.r. 1079. with best wishes i am. signed sincerely, karen l. haas, clerk of the house. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following enrolled bill. the clerk: h.r. 1079, an act to amend the internal revenue code of 1986, to extend the funding and expenditure authority of the airport and airway trust fund, to amend title 49, united states code, to extend the airport improvement program, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today on the motion to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered or on which the vote incurs objection under clause 6 of rule 20. any recorded vote on the postponed question will be taken later. for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 11:45pm EST
to 2017. we have tools that will allow us to tighten monetary policy in more or less the normal way, even if the balance sheet remains large. for example, we have the authority to pay interest on reserves by raising the rate that we pay on reserves to banks, we can effectively raise the short-term money market rate and that will work through the financial system just pretty much the same way that a higher federal funds rate target will work. so there are different i was for us to unwind. obviously ultimately as senator shelby pointed out, it is important for us to get back to a more normal size of our balance sheet. we will do so. but the pace at which we do that is not -- does not constrain us from tightening monetary policy at the appropriate time. as i was trying to explain also to senator shelby, the criterion we'll be using will be first we want to be sure that price stability is maintained, that inflation remains low and stable, and in doing that we'll have to look ahe to where inflation is going, not just where it's been, but also to the extent that'consistent with that, we want to
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2011 7:00am EDT
. phoenix, arizona on our line for republicans. what should the president say on the u.s. involvement in libya on monday? caller: if he's the intelligent president i want him to tell us why we're going into libya and not the sudan and not bahrain. i think it's un:tionable to open another front when we're spending millions a day on iraq and afghanistan and 50% of our revenue goes to defense. host: the sudan would be another front, too. caller: we could help solve that with humanitarian aid. with the cost in fossil fuels, if we paid the actual cost that fossil fuels cost us, we would pay $12.50 a gallon for gasoline because these wars are about oil. what i'm saying is if he's the innocent president then why doesn't he talk about -- intelligent president why doesn't he talk about the bahrain or sudan? he's doing it for oil just like the last -- just like the iraq war. and i think we need to question why we're doing these things. if we want to help people resisting and trying for democracy, let's do that. but let's not be hidden about our agenda.
CSPAN
Mar 23, 2011 7:00am EDT
new american security. we will talk with the u.s. import export bank on president obama's trip to latin america and what it means for u.s. trade. after that, we will discuss the implementation of the health care law. ♪ host: as president obama cut his latin america trip short, and returns to washington, the washington post reports that key nato allies have tentatively agreed to take the lead role. but none have officially signed on. other news out of the middle east -- the yemen president pledging to step down when your early has not satisfied opponents. help from saudi arabia is likely to be rejected. we will keep you updated throughout today's "washington journal." the nation's health-care law turned 1 years old today. we have a separate line set aside for health care .ractitioner i the new health care law -- it says, a loose federation of left-leaning groups have gathered to peddle the virtues of health care reform. it is like we have to world. the article says that in other words, the future is very uncertain right now. i would not give more than a 50- 50 chance that all
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2011 8:00pm EST
is the justification for continued u.s. taxpayer investment? in egypt and elsewhere, successive u.s. administrations failed to move beyond the status quo and prepare for the future. we should not associate the protests in jordan and bahrain events transpire in other places. we have failed to effectively use our resources to help build strong accountable institutions that protect basic human rights. this administration's crier decision to cut support from pro-democracy civil groups in egypt and the only fund groups seceded with the mubarak government is a mistake and it must never repeat. then the mistake of the bush administration and continued and that the country -- under the current administration, to get new business with the libyan regime. john's wife, victoria, my constituent, and others are in the audience today. madam secretary, i have a letter that they have written requesting yours and director miller's help in securing information about the role of gaddafi in the 1980's and 1990. some of us objected to the normalization of relations with the libyan regime. this is proof that the oppressor
CSPAN
Mar 26, 2011 2:00am EDT
explain to us today -- yesterday about nato, above and beyond the command structure issues and military operations, and did you feel today that europe is totally united as to the diplomatic and political fallout for libya? what a the next pages? >> the next page is on london -- in london. but for that summit, mr. cameron and i will probably suggest a common way forward in order to do things stage by stage. but next is the london summit on tuesday with the members of the coalition. we will talk about the next ages. >> is there going to be of franco-prussian plan? >> noaa, but the situation -- a solution cannot simply be military. it will have to be diplomatic and political, even themough goddafi's apparent ability to listen to reason made it important for us to invade militarily. >> when france internet of, it was hit with an idea of developing their defensive capabilities of your. but now all of our partners want to rush to the nato umbrella even though we have our own back garden. you feel that the defense ha principals are a long less rigid long-lost concept? >> i do not know what i h
CSPAN
Mar 13, 2011 3:00am EDT
coe and the u.s. government. this is a essential step in determining the congo future. we are encouraged to watch the elections that are well an transparently admin stirred an conducted in an environment that is conducive to free political expression. the other preoccupation is the area of governance is human rights, and the adequate of state capacity and the existing state forces continue to fuel existing abuses against the civilians. the undertaking of substantial programmatic efforts expanding the 2009 pledge of $17 million assistance to respond to an prevent sexual-based, sexual and gender-based violence. we are supportive of modest, but encouraged developments in a few key areas including the arrest and conviction of handful of high profile alleged abusers and the drc's plans to develop special chambers to prosecute those who committed atrocities, but the situation is one of impunity, and many more positive developments will be required to reverse the trend. the third theme is economic recovery which is essential in providing alternatives to enlistmentt and armed grou
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
alaska, and those trillions of cubic feet of natural gas could be brought out of the ground and used to take care of our energy needs to a very large degree. as a matter of fact, the coal shale -- let's put that chart up there -- the coal chail that we have, they. -- shale that we have, they estimate it would create 1.8 trillion to eight trillion barrels of oil right here in this country and it would immediately reduce our dependency on foreign oil. and you think the saudis and others wouldn't lower their price per barrel very quickly if they thought we were producing that you're just not paying attention. if they thought we were becoming energy independent they would want to keep their market share and lower their prices as quickly as possible. and then you talk about coal itself. we have tremendous resources of coal. 584.5 billion tons our reserves in coal, the blue places you see on the map is four trillion tons of coal. now, they say that will hurt the environment. well, we got to make sure we protect the environment and we got scrubbers on the generating plants and all kinds of
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2011 7:00pm EST
are about to push for repatriation of profits overseas. they say that is money that could be used to stimulate the economy. when you look what happened last time, by and large it went to shareholders and dividend payouts. what is your take on repatriation >> we need to be more competitive. i asked the head of microsoft and he talked about those issues. we have to make an issue -- a decision to expand somewhere. you do it with the money is. it is hard to go to your shareholders who you are obligated to take care of and say we are going to take 25% it and bring the money -- the money here. i think all that matters. i concur that maybe it did not go into reinvestment. but without the shareholders, someone is paying capital gains taxes on that. that is money on the mark when -- in the marketplace. i would rather have it here in the form of dividends to shareholders than held offshore and never use in america. >> congressman greg walden. thank you. >> sunday on "washington journal," laura meckler discusses a bill to fund the federal government through september. and the cato institute
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
people elected the president and the united states played a very important role. starting in 2007, the u.s. along with others in the west, drew back involvement. instead of continuing a high level of engagement to consolidate a new democracy, congo was treated as it was a well-functioning state which the united states could safely withdrawn. the notion was dispelled when rebels waged a new battle in congo that brought death, displacement and destruction. our government has a long history of involvement in the congo from our shameful role and three decades support of a dictator. in 2000, the united states helped bring the end of fighting forces and provided key elections and the past few years, secretary of state hillary clinton visited the region and we have escalated our efforts in eastern congo. it has provided humanitarian assistance to the congo. this commitment has paid dividends in congo. but with conflict persisting and elections coming up, we must develop a strategy and full youly engage in this issue. with national elections only eight months away on november 27, the u.s. is not f
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 1:00pm EDT
will tell you that the systems used by agencies are fine. the systems that trigger uses are fine and the budget is where the decisions are made anyway. the important data set that is used for oversight and -- by the government and public is not good enough to be used. there are efforts under way to correct the problem. it is a good example about how there it is a lot of excitement around usaspending.gov, but the data has been unusable since the 1970's. the systems we use to track tax expenditures are worse. no one bothers to go back and check whether the estimates issued are correct after the numbers come in to the irs. the two systems used to track our never reconciled with one another. legislative information is still a rite of passage for technologists like myself. at this point, congress is making positive improvements but it is still difficult to work with. we never have access to the source data. we want the files that are the base line ingredients used to draft legislation. we can see them in the pdf's released but it cannot get the actual files. one more step back. i want
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2011 1:00pm EDT
is only a threat to us as long as we continue our military occupation in afghanistan. after more than nine years of military occupation in afghanistan, can we really continue to claim to be acting in self-defense? the premise that the presence of our troops on the ground keeps us safer at home has been repudiated by recent terrorist attacks on the united states all done by people other than afghans. outraged at continuing u.s. military occupation of predominantly muslim countries. that's not to justify what they do, but it is to clarify the condition that we have in afghanistan. for how long are we going to continue to dedicate hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands of lives before we realize we can't win afghanistan militarily? at the end of the year, the administration and u.s. military leaders were touting peace talks to end the war with high level taliban leaders. these leaders turned out to be fake. a november, 2010 article in "the new york times" detailed joint u.s. an afghan negotiations with a man the u.s. claim was one of the most senior commanders in the taliban. according
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 2:00am EDT
do all the other services thathey use to do. they can do it at a much wer price because of the advantages that they have. are really do think -- they hang together. you have these major banks that feel like they can -- they are too big to fail. i think it is up to congress and up to the treasury and not to the other regulators to make sure that the dodd-frank provisions are in there. make sure that we do not have too big to fail. how will they survive when they have these giant comg to town with low interest rates? it is very difficult. unless you go into things like commercial real estate. and now you see what happens. it makes them -- it makes it tough for them to make money. >> thank you, senator. we agree very strongly that we have to have a thriving community bank industry in this country with the obama administration took office, we did not provide any additional funds to the largest banks in the country. we provided funds to about 400 very small banks. i agree with decisions they made. they were necessary to prevent a collapse of our system. but we have tried to w
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. this is the task that susan b. anthony gives us to continue today. like anthony we too must challenge the status quo for the sake of women and their children. women deserve better than abortion. thank you and i will yield back my time. mrs. schmidt: thank you to the gentlelady from north carolina for so eloquently pointing out some of the dangers of abortion, both physical and emotional. and i don't think the chapter, mr. speaker, has been written on the dangers of abortion. but i do wonder the lives that we've missed and the fabric and how it has been compromised the fabric of america, the fabric of the world because an innocent life didn't get to be woven into it. you know, when we're born our parents don't know what we're going to become. they just hope that we're happy and they hope that we're healthy. i mean, you look at our president. you think when he was born his mom thought he was going to be the president of the united states? i seriously doubt it. he didn't come from a dynasty of presidents. he's just an ordinary person born from an ordinary mom, but he, you knee, had the opportunity
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 2:00am EDT
, the u.s. helped out a lot. the u.s. is the most influential in the short term, but there are other opportunities that we should be aware of. >> the second part of the ambassadors question -- are we doing enough to show our support? is it the visible enough? >> i would rather the japanese leaders be the ones -- i suspect we're not doing enough, but i think there is a media overloaded this point. we can take credit later. i hope the japanese leaders take it. >> is there something else we should be doing? >> they are looking for the gaps that could be killed. there is a possibility of outpouring from american organizations once it is clear what the needs are. some of that might be in the area of shelter down the road. but some of the most desperate needs come later, six months down the road when the tv cameras have moved on to the next emergency. sometimes that's sustained support can have more impact than the flashy initiatives. >> like permanent shelter. >> help with long-term reconstruction, it might be more effective. >> is there anything the united states could be doing that it i
CSPAN
Mar 28, 2011 11:00pm EDT
to protect the libyan people. people. 10 days ago, having tried to end the violence without using force, the international community offered gaddafi a final chance to stop his campaign of killing or face the consequences. rather than stand down, his forces continued their advance, bearing down on the city of benghazi, home to nearly 700,000 men, women, and children who sought their freedom from fear. at this point, the united states and the world faced a choice. gaddafi declared he would show no mercy to his own people. he compared them to rats and threatened to go door to door to inflict punishment. in the past, we have seen him hang civilians in the streets and kill over 1000 people in a single day. now we saw regime forces on the outskirts of the city. we knew that if we waited one more day, benghazi would suffer -- a city nearly the size of charlotte would suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world. it was not in our national interest to let that happen. i refused to let that happen. and so nine days ago, after consulting
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2011 11:08pm EST
journalism for joining us here today. in closing, at npr we have a vision for the future, built around high-quality journalism, radio craftsmanship, and storytelling. smart use of social media, a seamless user meet -- experience across platforms that combines strong, local, national, and global reporting. it is a work in progress and always will be. but our growth in audience tells us we are on the right track. a light to and where we started, in libya. recently on "all things considered," the husband to an entrepreneur in the midst of a major protest about 25 miles outside tripoli. throughout the conversation, you could hear gunfire and chaos unfolding. it was reverting to listen to and brought the story home with clarity and immediacy. when the interview was finished, mohammad asked michelle what radius station he was talking to. she taught him in pr. he said, i listened to the station most of the time. i have it on my waking clock. i really love that phrase. every day, the men and women of npr get up and go out into the world to bring back news that matters to people like mohammad and pe
CSPAN
Mar 12, 2011 7:00am EST
president william millar. frank gaffney talks about the u.s. response to the civil war in libya. and a look at the problem of bullying in schools with francisco negron of the national school board association. >> video this morning courtesy of al-jazeera. this is the nuclear reactor in japan. according to the associated press, an explosion there destroyed a building housing the reactor. and also there are fears that it could melt down after being hit by the earthquake and tsunami there in japan. again, those reports saying that large amounts of radiation were coming out in the evacuation around the plant expanded. but officials didn't know how dangerous at this time the leak was to people. again that courtesy there from al-jazeera this morning of the plant. now, in related use, there are also reports this morning as far as those who are affected, 1,300 dead, 2,000 people in emergency shelters. as you see there, people waiting on top of buildings to be rescued by various means this morning. this courtesy of n.h.k. and also there and 50,000 emergency crews. we registered in findin
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2011 7:00am EDT
-- we also have a line set up for active duty military. you can also e-mail us and we are on twitter. we will read your tweets on the air this morning. this is the story in "the washington post" yesterday looking at the war in afghanistan. "the afghan war is not worth fighting, most in the u.s. say." host: what do you think? is the war in afghanistan worth fighting? do you think it has been productive so far? if you think this time for a pullout? fairfax, virginia. jack joins us. good morning. caller: good morning. i had a comment about the war and one other comment. i do not think it is worth fighting. we're spending $2 billion per week and countless companies are just taking this money. it cannot be accounted for. that is why i think the republicans are all four wards because the money goes overseas and it cannot be accounted for. if it stays in the country under social programs, at least there's some accountability. my other point, you know, these guys like eric cantor and paul ryan and boehner -- they are all under federal employees health benefits. they pay $430 per month. the very
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
, david applegate of the u.s. geological survey will discuss the threat of earthquakes and other july 6 -- your logic hazards. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2011] host: good morning, friday, march 18. we will open up the phone lines for your comments today on the story that is most important to you. we will put the phone numbers on the screen right away. unfolding news about the u.n. security council and possible air strikes against libya, and continuing crises in japan and the budget story at home. the most significant new was story. we will go to your phone calls right away to hear what is most important to you in a week of unfolding big issues. we will go to the newspapers as we are waiting for your calls. as you can see, britain, france, and the united states are lined up for air strike against coffee -- gaddafi. it suggests in the newspapers the airplanes may well immediately. "the chicago tribune" tells us american officials expect the united states would do the heavy lifting in a campaign that may includ
CSPAN
Mar 19, 2011 6:30pm EDT
at the seventh annual state of the net conference sponsored by the caucus in congress. joining us now is william blair from the massachusetts institute of technology -- leher from the massachusetts institute of technology. what is the communications futures program? >> we work together with industry partners both internationally and domestically to look at issues affecting the internet. the idea is to try to think about technologically aware policy, business strategy, and strategy where technology -- strategy-up where technology. >> what are you thinking about most these days? >> i could spend a lot of time thinking about wireless issues. i come from a regulatory economic research background, so i am especially interested in all of the non-technical sides of policies and how they interact with the internet. how do we ensure a healthy climate for the internet? how might we manage spectrum? these sorts of issues are ones i have been thinking about recently. >> when you graduated from your first college, the university of graduated withou floppy disks, computer labs, and dial-up modems. what did yo
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2011 11:00pm EST
will cost us 200,000 jobs. >> i would like to address the deficit on a long-term basis. >> thank you. i want to close by saying youth and ranking member frank and i have said unless we demonstrate a strong commitment to making critical plans for long-term reductions in our deficit, then we will have neither financial stability nor healthy economic growth. that is something we can do. it seems there is agreement. hopefully in six months we will have some credible plans to demonstrate that commitment. some members have additional questions for the chairman. they may wish to submit it in writing. the hearing record will remain open for 30 days to submit written questions and place their responses. this hearing is adjourned. thank you. >> thank you mr. chairman. c-span3 = = [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] >> republican and democratic leaders continue working on a spending bill for the rest of the year. watched the debate says barbara it c-span's congressional chronicle. find the full video archive for every member a
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Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm EST
flooding back to us if we'd simply lower the taxes and you heard president obama said say that in the state of the union message, that we now have one of the two highest corporate tax rates in the world. a couple of days after his speech, japan actually lowered that tax rate and leaving us at the top level. and so the president recognizes that we make ourselves uncompetitive with our tax rate and we should do something about it. he's exactly right. we should cut taxes. and yet when you bring that up on the floor of the house, you have one half of the body that grabs their chest and falls backward, pulling the flag across their face and saying, we can't do that because old glory might just wither away and the other side says, it's the only way to economic growth. if we're going to fix this imbalance of spending and revenue, we absolutely have to have growth and job creation should be the primary focus of this congress. but unless we focus on the taxes and on the regulation we cannot cure the job problem in the country. a few years ago ireland was looking at itself and saying, we're a smart c
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Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
're passing on knowledge that these young people will use and carry on for the rest of their lives. we need to reward you by letting you make more of a difference for kids. we need to build on what is being done here at kenmore. give our teachers more time to learn from each other, mentor h. other, more responsibilities in their schools. and to replace the they need -- the baby boomers, we need to recruit a whole new generation of teachers including the 100,000 a matter science teachers over the next decade. -- math and science teachers. these of the steps we're going to have to take to fix no child left behind. together with what we already doing to make college more affordable, and i am confident these reforms will help us to meet the goal i set when i took office. by the end of the decade, we will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. we will be number one again. that is my priority. [applause] these steps will require reforms, a change in roles, standards, and attitudes. there is no avoiding the fact that it will also cost some money. fixing our faili
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Mar 17, 2011 10:00am EDT
funding of national public radio and the use of federal funds to acquire radio content. it is time for american citizens to stop funding an organization that can stand on its own feet. long before any of the recent news stories on videos or the juan williams fiasco, i sponsored legislation in congress to pull the plug on taxpayer funding for n.p.r. i enjoy some programs on n.p.r., but i have long believed it can stand on its own. the pointed issue is not the quality or content of programming on n.p.r., the point is not the degree to which americans support the arts, radio news, and educational programs, the point today is whether government programs and services that can be funded privately or otherwise available in the private sector should receive taxpayer funding. . apart from constitutional concerns, as a country we no longer have this luxury any more. with the national debt over $13 trillion, the government can't simply to fund nonessential services. let me add that no one can really argue that these programs will disappear if americans are no longer forced to subsidize them w
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Mar 18, 2011 6:30pm EDT
that if something like this happens in the u.s. that you'll have the ability, and i understand apparently from some of the testimony, what i've read is apparently you guys are in charge. in terms of implementing, you're the go-to people now? is that accurate in terms of dictating who does what and who's in charge? an ongoing plan that's developing? >> in response to nuclear power plant, the inside of the facility is regulated by nuclear regulatory commission. outside of the plant is actually the local and state responders with fema supporting them. if you have a scenario that resulted in release, the most important thing to occur is successfully evacuate people away from that plant. those the type of things that the exercise plans work on. these are the things that local and state officials train against, and our role of the federal government, to support them we additional resources required in the event of an evacuations had to take place. those are the thing, and i think from a standpoint of your question, if you would like senators to have our staff, reach out with the state and give your staff
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2011 8:00pm EDT
what deficit means. and most of all of us do. but sometimes we think it's some big words coming out of washington, not realizing what it really is. it means you're spending money you don't have. in fact, arguably every time you buy something with your credit card, you're deficit spending. you don't is -- don't have the cash in your pocket to buy the new television set so you put it on the credit card. you borrow the money you spend money that you don't have. now if we were like the great state of texas, where we have a balanced budget requirement in the constitution, in texas, then the texas legislature, they can't deficit spend. they can't spend money they don't have. they have a no deaf constituent -- no deficit spending rule in their constitution. you spend what the projected revenues are and that's it. sometimes it's real tough. to make things work. but you know what, they always somehow figure out a way to get it done this year is no exception. it's tough in texas. and they're doing the things we're trying to do here in this house. they're reducing their spending. as our state
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Mar 29, 2011 10:00am EDT
at the fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant. while this committee does not have oversight on the safety of u.s. nuclear plants, we do have to consider how events such as those at fukushima affected the ability of our nation's nuclear freedom, 104 reactors, to supply electricity. of course, these 104 reactors currently account for about 20% of the electricity that we use and what the future of nuclear energy will be as part of our nation's energy banks. events at fukushima are changing by the our. they are serious, and we are watching those events unfold on the other side of the world. our knowledge at best is incomplete. as we look forward to these experts and forming a committee on what they see at the plant, how would impact our nation must existing fleet of reactors, and answer questions the committee members might have. before i introduce our two -- our first panel, we have four witnesses, two on this first panel and two on the second trip before i introduced the panel, let me call on senator murkowski for comment. >> let me welcome those who are presenting today. i appreciate the time is
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2011 2:00am EDT
and protect the citizens. that is used as the basis for this military action. the arab league calling for a no-fly zone was the tipping point for the current administration to say, that is what we need to move forward. i would argue that it could act in its own best self interest, to get rid of somebody they cannot stand. part of the political response may be confusion over where we stand. are we making the mental leap from saying that we are protecting citizens to now we are advancing with the rebels as they push past where they were when we stepped in? that is an entirely different issue. perhaps the president will address that this evening. then there is concern over this limited approach. at the end of the day, it is relatively ineffective. i thi we will see it. now that the fight may go to the urban centers, air power is relatively useless. we are working our way towards a stalemate if we are not putting people on the ground. there is a lot o criticism coming from the democrats as well as the republicans. i think it is more of a failure to understand what it is we are doing in how we tend
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Mar 2, 2011 1:45am EST
to their own devices and leadership, can find a way to have us strike a middle ground for the rest of the fiscal year. i'm hoping that this is the last one of these temporary extensions we have so that those who rely upon the continuing fuppeding of government departments, vendors, employees, and institutions, will be able to do so. i think it's fertile for a good compromise and i hope the house reaches it. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from kentucky. mr. rogers: i yield three minutes to the gentleman from ohio, mr. austria. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. austria: thank you, madam speaker. i thank the chairman for yielding. i rise in support of this short-term continuing resolution which must be passed this week to avoid a shutdown of many important programs and services. our first priority today is job growth. that's why we're putting into place policies that will stop the runaway spending here in washington and help bring more certainty to our financial and bismar
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Mar 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
in the air and wounded 11 workers. meanwhile, u.s. resources are arrived to help the country responded to friday's earthquake that killed more than 10,000. japan's prime minister says it was the worst crisis since world war ii. while japan works to control its nuclear facilities from a third explosion, here and the united states, some lawmakers are asking for a halt to our nuclear power facilities. your thoughts on the that this morning. we will begin with "the new york times" and their head line. "u.s. nuclear push may be in peril." also this morning, it notes and "the washington post" -- a wary look at u.s. nuclear plants. regulators are reviewing license applications for 20 reactors -- yesterday on the sunday show, senator joseph lieberman, independent, talked about whether or not to have a temporary halt on nuclear power. here is what he had to say. >> we have 104 nuclear power plants in our country. every year, once a year, fema, nuclear regulatory commission, they go through emergency planning to see what they would do if it's a disaster struck. -- if a disaster struck. the reali
CSPAN
Mar 27, 2011 7:00am EDT
on the ground were the clearest indication that intensive air strikes carried out by the u.s., french and naval assets over the past week have softened up the libyan military considerably. meanwhile, the front page of " the new york times" - below the fold in the new york times, there's a story on the event recovered live on c-span yesterday. this is prompting us to ask republicans to define what will define the gop primary. with that, republicans only -- 202 the area code. our first call is from ardmore, oklahoma. caller: good morning. i believe the people of united states, their first concern is the economy. another thing we have to be concerned about is full disclosure. in this administration under obama, there has never been such hit in things. he spends money like going to brazil and giving out this money. they owe us tons of money. under the clinton years clinton lent them $100 billion. it goes on and on and on. when did congress lose the power of the purse? the other thing which is the greatest thing in our nation is we have to come back to god and of this nation repents if my people cal
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Mar 12, 2011 6:00am EST
, democratic, free, moderate, modern libya. libya, all of us are muslim. sewn sunnies.as yo as you libyans. they are patriots. they are fighters. after jihad against the italians their sacrifice are quite clear. and we are proud of them. are our brothers. no difference between whether from beirut or -- we are united. we are one tribe. the tribe of libya. >> thank you. [applause] just to add to it, after the liberation of the cities in libya, most of the cities have established civilian governing bodies. these civilian governing bodies are made of lawyers, of judges, of the youth, of the movement. and all of them are working now even though in the short period they have shown the people when the people govern themselves really, not as gaddafi used to do, they have done a better job and the people have seen the difference. all the material that we see sometimes in the western press, it's really amazing that people don't know what's going on in libya. they spie of things we don't know as libyans. it's something very alien. there is no civil war because there is no civilians fighting each othe
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Mar 15, 2011 1:00pm EDT
resolution. this temporary c.r. will allow us to avoid a government shutdown that could otherwise occur on march 18. . while cutting spending by $6 bill to control our nation's staggering deficits and to facilitate the continued recovery of our nation's economy. we have made it clear -- the speaker pro tempore: the chair is finding it difficult to hear with conversations that are still going on in the back of the chamber. on all sides. the gentleman from kentucky deserves to be heard. the gentleman may continue. mr. rogers: we have made it clear that a government shut down is not an option. period. we will not allow this to happen on our watch. this bill funds the government for an additional three weeks until april 8, maintaining the critical support the government provides to the american people and allowing for the necessary time to complete negotiateations on a final long-term agreement for the remainder of this year. while funding the essential government agencies and programs, this c.r. makes $6 bill in spending cuts. trimming $2 billion for every week to continue our efforts to r
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2011 11:00pm EDT
that we do every single day, that we have a sufficient basis for believe or to conclude that the u.s. plants continue to operate safely. we have asked ourselves the question every single day, should we take the regulatory action based upon the latest information, and because of the kind of things i outlined in my presentation, we have now reached the conclusion. >> thank you. of course the seismic risk is at the forefront of the news. we hear that -- first of all, we emphasize that the seismic design is based on the hard road map for to the horizontal dynamics of the plant. -- a horizontal dynamics of the plant. we also hear that the outbreak at fukashima had not been anticipated. we would say that in the united states, we designed our plant by looking at the historical effort but we added margins. i believe that the strongest earthquake in the united states has occurred east of the rocky it wasns, in the 1800's, between 7.7 on the richter scale, something like that. immediately you get the question, you design against those, but look at japan. if you had an earthquake with a magnitu
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Mar 8, 2011 1:38am EST
chuck, so i am sorry. [laughter] former senator rick santorum of pennsylvania was elected to the u.s. house of representatives in 1998 at the age of 32. when 1995 to 2007 he served in the u.s. senate. in 2000 he was elected to the position of senate republican conference chairman. he became one of the most successful government reformers in our history. taking on washington's powerful special interests from the moment he arrived. along with john boehner and others he was one of the famous gang of seven that expose post office scandals and it was his record that prompted a reporter to write in a recent article that santorum was a tea party kind of guy before there was a tea party. he is the author of the welfare reform act that has empowered millions to leave the welfare rolls and enter the workforce. he wrote and championed the legislation that [unintelligible] and the combatting autism act because he believes each and every individual by you and the most notably to be protected. he fought to maintain fiscal sanity in washington before was fashionable come out fighting for a line-ite
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Mar 21, 2011 7:00am EDT
" on monday, march 21. our question for you this morning is what should the u.s. position in libya be? should it extend to the protection of the people or overthrowing and even killing general gaddafi? the numbers to call are at the bottom of your screen. you can e-mail us and find us on twitter. you can send us a note and we will read it on the air this morning. take a look at the analysis in the "new york times." here is a report. that is what we are going off of this morning. we are looking into what must be done. one newspaper says, now what? let's go to our democrats line in district heights, md.. caller: be good morning. -- good morning. i think the united states should stop acting like a gang of going into every neighborhood starting trouble. this leader is like a scared cat back in a corner. he can wreak havoc if he knows he will be murdered. when i saw a admiral mullen on c-span yesterday, he was lying. the bottom line is this. if you destroy the infrastructure -- italy has allowed the influence on north africa and what has been going on there. let the other allies do something for a
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Mar 2, 2011 6:00am EST
to the housing financerograms that we have. >> i'm sure you'll continue to be hearing from us that are really concerned about not making it so restrictive that we can't have -- as many well qualified loans as possible. obviously recognizing that there does need to be a good definition of that. >> okay. thank you. >> also the fomc used connecticconventio conventional monetary polls to promoe promote economic recovery and price stability. you've been talking about the quantitative easing and the purchase of government bonds with newly printed money has made monetary policy more compcated. and as we still don't know the long-term effects of this policy may have and more importantly what effects unwinding these policies may have, i understand that these tools, especially the asset purchases, will take time to unwind and that economic conditions will dictate much of the deision-making. a recent study by a group fed economists constructed a baseline scenario for unwinding the large scale asset purcses that would see the fed's $2.6 trillion billion sheet normalize in side and composition by 2017. d
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Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
that they comply with the u.s. -- with the security council mandate. >> so are you just watching them as proof -- are you watching them? >> we are conducting a wide range of operations across libya. i will not talk about the specifics. certainly the 32nd brigade is always considered in the calculation on how we expand the no-fly zone and how we conduct operations in the future. >> can you give us your assessment as of now of the libyan air forces? how many fixed wing and helicopters have you destroyed and will you try to destroy as much capability as possible before you get to the point where you can get the no-fly zone where you want it? >> well, when we began this, my estimation is that his air force is not generally in good repair compared to what you would consider most world standards for air forces. he had a lot of equipment that was old, much of it was sitting parked in the runways and it could not be used. he was effectively employing a tactical air force, a helicopter air force i would say on the order of several dozen rather than large numbers. when we began the coalition strikes, on
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Mar 23, 2011 2:00am EDT
that is expressed in many circles with the impact of iran's influence on iraq and how it would affect u.s. interests. >> you can change many things, but you cannot change -- we have more than 1,000 kilometers of border between iraq and iran. several thousand years of history. for better or for worse, we are going to have to deal with it. we also have families who are connected. some of our labor comes from iran. we have a very close and almost integrated relationship with iran. but we have different political systems. we continued to insist that our relationships rebuild on mutual respect. we do not want to exports our democracy to the improved we don't want them to interfere. however, that is easier said than done. as you know, the best way to stop interference is not simply to admonish and to demand, but to build our own institutions and to build our own community. -- our own community. because we are in a vulnerable stage of our transition, we are still prone to influence and interference. the stronger our political system becomes, the more routine becomes in the integration of the government and
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